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“Nice cultural site” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Zoutman

Fort Zoutman
Behind the government complex off L. G. Smith Blvd., Oranjestad, Aruba
297-8-26099
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Nice cultural site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The museum is small but it is worth the visit and will give you some insight on life on Aruba for over 100 years ago.

Visited October 2013
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Waretown, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Really cool place! Right across from Parlaiment, its great to take pictures in front of, and don't miss the Bon Bini Festival held here every Tuesday at 6:30!

Visited September 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice place to get to know more about the history of the island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

The museum is bigger than first thought. Really nice exhibition of how life has been and what they have done for a living. We were here in september, not crowded at all.

Visited September 2013
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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“History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Fort Zoutman & King Willem III Tower Historical Museum
Behind the government complex off L. G. Smith Blvd.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Visited here 5 August 2013 while in downtown Oranjestad. It’s easy to get to and across the street from the water front/marina area. It is the oldest remains of Dutch settlement and was built in 1797. It was nice to stop down to see some history and artifacts. If you are a history buff then you will like it. If not a history buff a quick 10 to 15 minutes will be good for you. It is probably nice to be down here when they have events down here.

Visited August 2013
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Waukee, Iowa
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“Bon Bini Festival”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Tuesday evenings the Aruban people put on a wonderful festival (dancing and music) for the visitors on the island. It is so much fun. We would always eat there with their homemade goodies whenever we visited. This festival is where I ALWAYS purchase my presents to bring home. The Arubans hand make them. One stop shoping for me!

Visited July 2012
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